Excerpt: I came on board to a new job where they had purchased this camera for me in advance. My previous experience was mostly with Panasonic P2 and DV/HDV.
Right off the bat I noticed that even under great lighting, and with gain set to -6, there is undesirable noise in video.
Excerpt: First off I'll say that I'm rating this units performance in fully manual with a bout 8 years professional experience in pro level videography. These units have noticeable gain issues. Yes, even at 0 gain. The camera store rep was even lost for words.
Summary: I got two XF100s for my event videography business and after 6 months of use I can definitely say that these should not be considered a professional video camera..But I'll start with the good. What I like about the camera: The camera body is very small and light.